Journey of the PoeT

12,763 notes

thebicker:

clatterbane:

piss-waif:

nawyougood:

codelens:

Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute
"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”
None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.

smh….

officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
they were literally trying to kill her. this is a little girl. what the fuck.

Even better:After hung jury, girl won’t be retried in police assault case (2009)http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/After-hung-jury-girl-won-t-be-retried-in-police-1601070.php
"Five of the six jurors refused to vote to convict Milburn of felony assault, said defense attorney Anthony Griffin and Assistant District Attorney Veronique Cantrell-Avloes.
An earlier attempt to try the case also ended in a mistrial after a witness made an improper statement in front of the jury.”
They tried to beat a young girl’s head in, and then charged her with felony assault on one of the officers. And there was at least one asshole juror who wanted to convict her at a retrial.

This and the terrible Daniele Watts incident with the LAPD this weekend are just two of many, many examples of how black women’s bodies are aggressively sexualized. BTW, in that article, it says police were looking for three WHITE prostitutes who had been reported in the area. Once again, police brutality is justified even though their victim didn’t fit the profile they were looking for.
The officers - Gilbert Gomez, David Roark, and Sean Stewart — were in plainclothes and got out of an unmarked car and told her she was under arrest, and then made her go to trial twice for charges of “assaulting an officer” and “resisting arrest” when she didn’t eagerly jump into a car full of strange men. They beat her so severely she had to be hospitalized, and then they claimed her injuries were from the tree she was holding on to to prevent them from dragging her out of her own front yard.

thebicker:

clatterbane:

piss-waif:

nawyougood:

codelens:

Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute

"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.

Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”

None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.

smh….

officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.

they were literally trying to kill her. this is a little girl. what the fuck.

Even better:
After hung jury, girl won’t be retried in police assault case (2009)
http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/After-hung-jury-girl-won-t-be-retried-in-police-1601070.php

"Five of the six jurors refused to vote to convict Milburn of felony assault, said defense attorney Anthony Griffin and Assistant District Attorney Veronique Cantrell-Avloes.

An earlier attempt to try the case also ended in a mistrial after a witness made an improper statement in front of the jury.”

They tried to beat a young girl’s head in, and then charged her with felony assault on one of the officers. And there was at least one asshole juror who wanted to convict her at a retrial.

This and the terrible Daniele Watts incident with the LAPD this weekend are just two of many, many examples of how black women’s bodies are aggressively sexualized. BTW, in that article, it says police were looking for three WHITE prostitutes who had been reported in the area. Once again, police brutality is justified even though their victim didn’t fit the profile they were looking for.

The officers - Gilbert GomezDavid Roark, and Sean Stewart — were in plainclothes and got out of an unmarked car and told her she was under arrest, and then made her go to trial twice for charges of “assaulting an officer” and “resisting arrest” when she didn’t eagerly jump into a car full of strange men. They beat her so severely she had to be hospitalized, and then they claimed her injuries were from the tree she was holding on to to prevent them from dragging her out of her own front yard.

(via linksoppa)

Filed under sexism racism police brutality

4 notes

Whenever I see someone use “uwu” in their post, I inevitably pronounce it “oowoo”.

As in: “OMG IT WAS SO CUTE OOWOO!!”

47,295 notes

navalenigma:

lord-kitschener:

rabbivole:

disgustinganimals:

cnuculator:

writhing pile of cat children. disgusting

i’m going to throw up.

jesus christ the PURRING 

the fact that this video of little baby cats exists means that I will never feel sad again

i just want to bury myself in it

Forget the virtual fireplace.  The virtual kitten pile is where it’s at.  Watch it at 1080p with headphones and just feel the stress melt away.

(Source: jimmykudos, via soryenn)

Filed under cute kitten pile

50 notes

Why I Like the Doctor’s Spoons

ilikedoctorwhoproject:

Spoons are inherently a little ridiculous. Take the word itself. Spoon. Spooooooon. “Spoony” once meant something a bit like silly. The Tick’s battle-cry is “Spoon!” Even the German word is silly - Lüffel. I have a deep love of spoons. I have a bad habit of collecting/acquiring small plastic spoons. I make a point of carrying several around my person at all times. And so does the Doctor.

The contents of the Doctor’s pockets are always fabulously interesting, and something I personally aspire to. It is therefore not surprising that they contain, among myriad other things, spoons. Spoons are immensely useful - almost as useful as, say, a 14-foot-long scarf, or perhaps an umbrella. The Doctor’s spoons touch that same area of my soul that loves MacGyver (in addition, as already mentioned, to that area of my soul that loves spoons) - the creativity of the mundane. There’s that wonderful scene in “the Creature from the Pit” where the Doctor is able to discover more about the Egg than all of Adrasta’s scientists and astrologers, and in far less time. And why? He had equipment they didn’t - “a teaspoon and an open mind.” You don’t need the latest gizmo. You can resonate concrete - or eggshell - just as effectively with a teaspoon as with a sonic screwdriver if you know what you’re doing. Especially since teaspoons are almost perfectly designed for tapping on things. And, facetious as the line is, it’s worth noting that this is the jungle world of Chloris where metal is vanishingly rare. Not only is the Doctor virtually the only person on the planet with a sufficiently open mind - he is also actually the only person on the planet with a teaspoon.

image

There’s also something a little insulting about a spoon. It’s both mundane and entirely silly. It’s like “Top Scientests -” “yeah no but SPOON.” Or “Prince of Thieves-” “but SPOON.” “GIANT SUPERBRAIN" "NO BUT HAVE I MENTIONED SPOONS?" This is what is great about the spoon-fight in "Robot of Sherwood." It’s not a weapon, and it undermines the seriousness of the situation. The only part of Robin Hood he’s likely to injure with a spoon is his pride. Compare the scene in "the Face of Evil" where the Doctor threatens to kill someone… with a Jelly Baby. And then eats the Jelly Baby. It’s tone-shifting, an attempt to take control of the framing. This is how seriously I take your threat - a spoon’s level of seriousness (ie: really not a lot). And I can still beat you. It’s all about discourse control. Fighting Robin Hood on his own terms - with a sword - would give him a legitimacy the Doctor strongly feels he does not deserve. Also… what is that spoon made of?? I mean seriously - most spoons are not that strong! Heavy-duty battle-spoon to go with Attack Eyebrows I guess. I’m also pretty sure that it’s the same spoon he was eating icecream (? yoghurt?) with earlier in the episode, which means that he put it directly into his pocket afterwards. This… is not a good idea. And…something I totally do. I really liked, though, that even though he was fighting with a spoon, the Doctor still had the good sense to put on a heavy glove, since, unlike a conventional sword, a spoon has no guard, and thus fencing with one is a good way to get your hand sliced off. (This is also a major design flaw in Light Sabers, which is perhaps why so many people’s limbs get sliced off…).

image

(gif courstesy of stephadoo)

By far the most important and interesting use of the Doctor’s spoons in the series is as a musical instrument. And, curiously, this is probably also the most conventionally legitimate use of spoons in the series as well. Spoons are an actual musical instrument, and if you’ve ever seen them played really well, it is freakin impressive. The Doctor’s Spoons serve much the same purpose as his recorder - allowing a bit of his whimsical side to come out, while simultaneously ignoring the machinations of the powerful. They are the Seventh Doctor’s Regeneration Artifact. He’s been captured by the Rani, who is taking advantage of his post-regenerative brain-crazies to build him a false personality and get him to help in her evil scheme (by convincing him it’s actually his evil scheme.) And the whole thing has just been depressing him no end. “I don’t think I like me :/” But then he finds a set of…well it’s unclear what they are. They’re sticking up out of some sort of console thingee and they’re green and toothed. But it doesn’t matter. They are spoons enough. And for the first time he finds himself as well. This is before he even gets the new costume, which tends to be the defining point for every new Doctor. The spoons show us and him the first hints of who he is and who he’s going to be.

image

(gif courtesy of doctorwhogifs)


The first thing is that they are a musical instrument. Music is thematically huge throughout the Seventh Doctor era. “Delta and the Bannermen” is almost entirely about 50’s rock-and-roll (when it isn’t about bees). “Silver Nemesis” is all about Jazz and “the Happiness Patrol” is all about the Blues. Ace’s Boombox is an important recurring character. And it starts here. Almost the first thing the Seventh Doctor does as himself is to pick up an instrument and begin to play. And keep playing, for the moment ignoring everything else that’s going on, devoted wholly to creating music. What finer weapon for a pacifist? It’s also a rhythm instrument - an accompaniment. The Seventh Doctor era really pushes the Doctor-as-Catalyst (rather than Doctor-as-Hero) approach, which I absolutely adore. The rhythm section is never going to be the Hero, the Lead - but God help you keep together without it. And lastly - they’re spoons. Spoons are ridiculous. Spoons are not considered a “serious” instrument. Nobody talks about a virtuoso spoonist. Which is a pity because they take an incredible amount of skill. And when done well they are unbelievably eyes-glaze-over impressive. They require amazing control, and you can play off of other people but mostly you play off of yourself. And that - that is the definition of the Seventh Doctor. Silly, clownish, not to be taken seriously, luring you into a false sense of security, and driven by incredible control, each action skillfully crafted, using everyone, even - especially - himself. Not to mention small, portable, and versatile.

image


Sylvester McCoy is in real life an accomplished spoons player (you can totally tell) and legend has it that to this very day he carries spoons on him at all times and plays them at the drop of a hat.

image

(via talithalungbarrow)

Filed under Doctor Who The Doctor Spoons

1,107 notes

paratactician:

oupacademic:

livingbreathingelsa:

oupacademic Is this true?

To the best of our knowledge…
There is no clear date of foundation for the University of Oxford, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.
Tenochtitlan, the major Aztec city, was founded in ~1325, although the Mexica were part of an earlier migration to (present-day) central Mexico. Please note ‘Aztec’ is a rather wooly term that may refer to different aspects, eras, or people in Mexican history.
We encourage our followers to share resources on both the history of Oxford and the history of the Mexico for further research. Remember that these ‘facts’ are reminders that history happens everywhere, momentous events may occur in parallel, and no history is more valuable than another.

 #good lord this is a wonderful answer #concise accurate cautious #with a friendly little point about doing history ethically

paratactician:

oupacademic:

livingbreathingelsa:

oupacademic Is this true?

To the best of our knowledge…

There is no clear date of foundation for the University of Oxford, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.

Tenochtitlan, the major Aztec city, was founded in ~1325, although the Mexica were part of an earlier migration to (present-day) central Mexico. Please note ‘Aztec’ is a rather wooly term that may refer to different aspects, eras, or people in Mexican history.

We encourage our followers to share resources on both the history of Oxford and the history of the Mexico for further research. Remember that these ‘facts’ are reminders that history happens everywhere, momentous events may occur in parallel, and no history is more valuable than another.

 #good lord this is a wonderful answer #concise accurate cautious #with a friendly little point about doing history ethically

(via ununnilium)

Filed under aztec oxford history ancient history

27,226 notes

gaywrites:

Remember that online fundraiser to build a pro-LGBT billboard in the Westboro Baptist Church’s hometown? It worked. Feast your eyes on the “God Loves Gays” billboard, standing proud in Topeka, Kansas for all to see. If any additional funding comes through, it will be used for bus ads in Topeka, donations to LGBT youth organizations, and possibly a similar billboard in Utah. Bless. (via the Huffington Post)

(via hamatokameko)

Filed under homosexuality sexual freedom God Loves Gays let's make this happen

78,286 notes

anthonyking:

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

The John Crawford story makes me so angry.

(via vanilladamage)

Filed under police brutality racism shooting